Museums & Galleries



2600 DeWeese Parkway, Dayton - 275-7431

Thru  5/14  Engineer It! – Visitors of all ages explore the fun and creative sides of engineering by designing boats, windmills, airplanes, buildings and bridges and then testing their performance in wind tunnels, earthquake simulators and water tanks. Visitors can also experiment with gears and pulleys, operate a crane and learn about careers in engineering through video presentations.



434 E. Third St., Dayton - 228-2232

Ongoing – Exhibits by more than 20 local artists. Purchase art for your home, find the perfect gift or just browse the latest creations, including painting, pottery, jewelry, sculpture and photography.



458 Belmonte Park North, Dayton - 229-3909

On View Now  20th Century Prints from the Ponderosa Collection – More than 100 prints from such artists as Warhol, Rauschenbert, Frankenthaler, Lichtenstein and Stella..

Thru  4/20  The Creative Eye: Photographic Works by Marc Suda & Sean Wilkinson – Dayton photographers works are exhibited in the Regional Gallery.



118 N. Jefferson St, Dayton - 224-3822

Thru  4/5  Diane Stemper: Artist Books and Paintings

4/4–4/23  Art Auction Preview



Bergamo – Mt. St. John

4400 Shakertown Rd., Beavercreek

Thru 4/27  Marianist Evironmental Education Center Show



Burnell R. Roberts Triangle Gallery

444 West Third Street, Bldg. 13, Dayton


Thru 4/17  Kim Vito Exhibition



ZoneVI Photography Gallery

444 West Third Street, Bldg. 13, Dayton


Thru 4/16  Anthony James Exhibition



Rike Gallery

300 College Park, Dayton

229-3237 or 3261

Thru 4/24  Horvath Juried Student  Exhibition: Opening Reception 3/26 from 7 to 9 pm



456 Belmonte Park N. Dayton – 223-4278
Thru  4/30  Sitting Pretty Around the World – Hands-on children’s exhibition focuses on the chairs we sit on everyday, which take on many forms depending on their function or the culture that made them. Free


Performing Arts & Events


4/2 Wed

Woodwind Night  7:30 pm  Sears Recital Hall, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton  229-3936



4/3  Thu

The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex  8 pm  The Oedipus Cycle, written by Greek playwright Sophocles in the 5th century BC, follows the tragic downfall of the mythical king Oedipus of Thebes and his descendants. The plays were written across 40 years of Sophocles’ career and were not composed in chronological order as Antigone was written first. The FlipSide will, over the span of three days, present The Oedipus Cycle in its entirety. A unique theatrical event not to be missed!  FlipSide at Dayton Playhouse, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Avenue, Dayton  424-8477

Junior League of Dayton: Town Hall Lecture Series:  The Keno Brothers  10 am  Twin brothers Leigh and Leslie Keno of Antiques Roadshow fame have been immersed in the world of antiques and design since they were boys, declaring themselves antique dealers at the age of 12. Since then, their keen eye and boundless passion have propelled them to the top of their field. As the Kenos discuss the worlds of design, antiques, and auctions they’ll teach you some key tricks of the trade. Schuster Center, One W. Second St., Dayton  228-3630


4/4 Fri

Dayton Opera:  The Barber of Seville  8 pm  In one of the world’s most popular comic operas, Count Almaviva loves Rosina, but her guardian Doctor Bartolo plans to marry her himself! Enter Figaro, the town barber and notorious matchmaker, who, through disguises and comic twists (and the requisite onstage thunder storm), happily unites the young lovers. All is right in the world!!!  Schuster Center, One W. Second St.  228-3630

Tiempo Libre  7:30 pm  Miami-based Latin band has become known for their incendiary, joyful performances of timba  Clark State PAC, 300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield  328-3874

The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus at Colonus  8 pm  (see 4/3)


4/5  Sat

The Oedipus Cycle: Antigone  8 pm  (see 4/3)

Arts Gala ’08  6:30 pm  An elegant evening presented by the College of Liberal Arts and the Departments of Art, Music and Theatre. Dine on delectable cuisine in the specially designed studios of the Creative Arts Center. Net proceeds from this annual black-tie optional fundraiser support arts scholarships for local WSU students. WSU Creative Arts Center, Concert Hall, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy., Dayton  775-5544


4/6  Sun

Dayton Opera:  The Barber of Seville  3 pm  (see 4/4)

Ebony Heritage Singers  4 pm  Donna Cox, conductor. Kennedy Union Boll Theatre, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton  229-2936

Springfield Symphony Orchestra and the Springfield Youth Symphony  3 pm  Combined concert.  Clark State PAC, 300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield  328-3874

Ohio Valley British Brass Band and Sinclair Community College Wind Symphony  3 pm  Shiloh Church, N. Main St. at Philadelphia Dr., Dayton  277-8953

Jon Nakamatsu  7:30pm  Music at Antioch Professional Piano Series, Kelly Hall Antioch College, 795 Livermore St., Yellow Springs, OH 769-1030



4/7  Mon

Prof. Orit Eylon Performs Music of Israel  7:30 pm  Student performers who vie, through a strenuous audition process, for the opportunity to solo with the WSU Chamber Orchestra and the University/Community Orchestra.  WSU Creative Arts Center, Recital Hall, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy., Dayton  775-5544


4/8 Tue

East Village Opera Company  7:30 pm  presented in collaboration with Dayton Opera Association – A powerhouse five-piece band, a string quartet, and two outstanding classically trained vocalists bring the towering emotion and timeless music of opera into the 21st century.  Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton  228-3630

UD Celebration of the Arts  7:30 pm  Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton 229-3630



Especially Recommended!:

Dayton Opera’s outstanding, craftily-staged, wonderfully sung “Barber of Seville.” You’ll love Rosina. You’ll raise your fists to Dr. Bartolo. You’ll cheer the happy ending.

The Ponderosa Collection now on view at the Dayton Art Institute with drawings by some of the 20th century’s most significant artists – Warhol, Rauschenberg, Frankenthaler, Lichtenstein and Stella. Doesn’t get much better than that.